Homemade Dog Food

Homemade Dog Food

{I may earn money or products from the companies mentioned in this post}.

Living a healthy lifestyle isn’t just about me doing it, its a family affair. That includes all three of my boys {husband included} and our super lazy English Bulldog Bella {aka Chunk}.

 

I’m by no means a strict Paleo mom, but when it comes to my families health, I like to provide them with the best options.
That is when it hit me, why are we feeding our Bella-Boo store-bought dog food?
Store-bought dog food is not only expensive for ‘quality,’ but they contain many unnecessary fillers and non-essential additives and not to mention all the recent recalls.
If we live the Paleo life, our dog should at least live a Paleo-ish life.
 English Bulldog
I’m going on six weeks of making homemade dog food, and our five-year-old pup is more lively than ever, happy, and all her gastrointestinal issues have subsided.
Hopefully no more vet bills anytime soon!!
I spend about eight-ten dollars a week making dog food. Surprisingly, this sounds like a lot but compared to the $62.99 dog food we were buying we are saving around twenty to twenty-five dollars a month. Plus, my mind is at ease knowing what my dog is eating.
Ingredients can be changed based on your pet’s food sensitives or diet.
Always consult your vet before making a change in your dog’s diet.
 

Homemade Dog Food

Dog food healthy and tasty enough for a human to eat!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Author Angela @Paleo Mom of Two

Ingredients

  • 3 Cups Quinoa
  • 2 16 oz. Bags of Frozen Peas
  • 1 Whole Chicken
  • 5 Carrots
  • 4 Sweet Potatoes
  • 4 Zucchinis
  • 2 Celery Stalks
  • 2 TSP Turmeric

Instructions

  1. Place whole chicken in a crockpot on low for 8 hours. After eight hours let cool and then shred chicken off of carcass and cut into small pieces.

  2. Bring 6 cups of water and 3 cups of quinoa to a boil. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and add in frozen peas and set aside.

  3. Preheat oven to 425. Line a baking sheet with tin foil. Cut vegetables into small (non-choking size) pieces (besides sweet potatoes). Place cut vegetables onto the prepared sheet and coat with extra virgin olive oil and turmeric. Bake for 25-30 minutes.

  4. Place whole sweet potatoes in the oven at the same time. Let cook for 45-55 minutes depending on thickness. Let cool, take off skins, and then cut into small pieces.

Recipe Notes

Mix all ingredients into a large container and place in the fridge.

Measurements are based on a four cup a day diet {two in the morning and two in the evening} and will last seven days.
Homemade Dog Food
-Angela
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